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Table 1:

Science and Engineering Graduate

 

Enrollment by Citizenship, 1983-2003

 

 

U.S.

Foreign

Foreign Citizens as a

 

 

Citizens

Citizens (b)

% of  Total Enrollment

 

1983

276,749

70,203

20.2%

 

1993

330,057

105,666

24.3%

 

1994

329,026

102,116

23.7%

 

1995

323,982

98,504

23.3%

 

1996

317,075

98,106

23.6%

 

1997

308,668

98,962

24.3%

 

1998

302,879

101,977

25.2%

 

1999

301,254

109,928

26.7%

 

2000

290,711

122,825

29.7%

 

2001

294,711

134,531

31.3%

 

2002

309,280

145,612

32.0%

 

2003

327,332

146,871

31.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

a. Includes permanent residents.

 

 

 

b. Includes temporary residents only.

 

 

 

Source: National Science Foundation, "Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Up in 2003, but Declines for First-time Foreign Students," August 2005. (1993 to 2003)

 

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.